A day in life of Mahout
- Visit the Elephant Village and meet the friendly elephants, ride barefoot on their back to walk around river and countryside, and bath them afterwards.
- Take an afternoon boat trip on the Khan River to see the beautiful Tad Sae Waterfall.
Known as the “Land of a Million Elephants”, Laos once attracted a large population of elephants for its large grazing pastures. However today, there are only about 700 elephants left in the wild. Spend a full day at the Elephant Village, an elephant sanctuary set amid the jungle, cliffs and waterfalls near Luang Prabang. Morning departure from your hotel for a 45min drive to the Elephant Village. On arrival, meet the camp staff and participate in a short briefing about the elephants and their life in the camp. Climb on the back of one of these friendly giants and enjoy a 1hr bareback ride through the river and Lao countryside highlighted by limestone cascades all around. Return to the Elephant Village Restaurant for a buffet lunch with coffee or tea and drinking water. In the afternoon, spend time bathing the elephants in the river and take a boat trip on the Khan River to see the beautiful Tad Sae Waterfall. Enjoy some time at the waterfall before returning to the camp. Drive back to Luang Prabang by private vehicle.
- Suggested departure time: 08:30
- Tour duration: 7.5 hours
- Includes lunch
- Capacity: Maximum 10 persons
- Tad Sae Waterfall is a spectacular natural wonder best appreciated during or shortly after the green season. The fall runs dry from December to July.
- Private transfer
- English speaking guide
- Water and tissue
- Boat cruise package
- Meal as indicated.